Cafe Lago

Handmade pasta by morning, apple wood fire pizza baked by night. Right here in Montlake (Seattle).

Café Lago is an artisanal Italian restaurant located in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle - near the University of Washington. Café Lago has been preparing homemade dough by morning and baking its pizza over apple wood fires by night for more than 20 years. To portray even more passion for the industry, Café Lago hosts a series of classes on various aspects of Italian food and culture called Doposcuola.

Braised duck leg with sofrito, cherry on grilled polenta and toped with fried leeks is the perfect send off to a long week. Come and enjoy dinner with us! We'd love to have you!

Each morning our Pasta Chef Justin Dissmore is up producing fresh, handmade pasta for the evening dinner service. Here he is laminating the pasta for the perfect texture and finish! ⠀

Fresh and ready to devour! Dinner is served!

Happy weekend everyone! We hope your weekend is filled with amazing food and great company! We have a few updated menu items, including our Barbabietole Pizza with beets, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts and oregano.

It's dinner time! Our Ravioli Di Lucca stuffed with potatoes, chive and parmigiano tossed in Bolognese paired with a classic Chianti is the perfect way to round out the week.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We hope your day is full of incredible food and great company!

#Montlake #PortageBay

#PizzaMonday is here! Enjoy your favorite Lago pizza for just $10 on Monday evenings only!

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Wood-Fired Pizza!
Fresh Bread at Cafe Lago
Ziti al Forno getting baking in our apple-wood fired oven
February Menu Update
Final $25 prix fixe of 2015.


Culinary Team

Carla Leonardi, Justin Kenney, Steven Peyer, Daniele Mosher, Jose Vega, Justin Dissmore, James Lim, Kevin Munro, Brad Tilbe, Josper.




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2305 24th Ave E
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm - 9pm
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